SpringSource Tool Suite

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Installation (SpringSource Tool Suite)

Add Update Site

  • For Eclipse Juno (4.2) and Indigo (3.7)


http://dist.springsource.com/release/TOOLS/update/e4.3 (for Eclipse Kepler)
http://dist.springsource.com/release/TOOLS/update/e4.2 (for Eclipse Juno - using the new 4.2 stream)
http://dist.springsource.com/release/TOOLS/update/e3.8 (for Eclipse Juno - using the 3.8 stream)
http://dist.springsource.com/release/TOOLS/update/e3.7 (for Eclipse Indigo)
  • For Eclipse Helios (3.6)

Read STS Installation Instructions and use the Eclipse update site for STS in the doc. Reference: http://blog.springsource.com/2009/06/24/installing-sts-into-eclipse-35/

  • Choose one!!! (The current repositories)
Releases: http://www.springsource.com/update/e3.5
Milestone releases: http://www.springsource.com/milestone/e3.5
Nightly snapshots: http://www.springsource.com/snapshot/e3.5
  • Choose one!!! (Old ones)
Releases: http://www.springsource.com/update/e3.4
Milestone releases: http://www.springsource.com/milestone/e3.4
Nightly snapshots: http://www.springsource.com/snapshot/e3.4


  • Select the components to install from the SpringSource Update Site for Eclipse 3.4 and 3.5 entry
  • Click the Install button.

Install Groovy-Eclipse plugin

-v Core / Eclipse Integration for Gradle
 └v Gradle IDE
-v Groovy-Eclipse
 ├v Groovy Compiler 1.8 Feature
 ├v Groovy Compiler 2.1 Feature
 ├v Groovy-Eclipse Feature
 └v JDT Core patch for Groovy-Eclipse plugin
  • Groovy-Eclipse: Select the version you have.

Installation (Old version - Spring IDE)

Add Update Site

  • Add the following SpringSource Update site in the Update Manager.
Releases: http://www.springsource.com/update/e3.4
  • It will add SpringSource Update Site for Eclipse 3.4 and AJDT Update Site. If AJDT Update site is not added, add it manually (AspectJ Development Tools) and install it first.


  • Select AspectJ Development Tools (Required) in the AJDT Update Site entry (The other ones are optional).
  • Select the following components.
 ├∨Spring IDE Core (required)
 └∨SpringSource dm Server Tools (required)
 ├∨Spring IDE AOP Extension (optional)
 ├∨Spring IDE Batch Extension (optional)
 ├∨Spring IDE OSGi Extension (optional)
 ├∨Spring IDE Security Extension (optional)
 └∨Spring IDE Web Flow Extension (optional)
 ├∨Spring IDE AJDT Integration (optional)
 └∨Spring IDE Mylyn Integration (optional)
  • Press the Install button.
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